TEN TIPS ON BEING A GREAT LEADER
#1 KNOW YOUR PEOPLE
Watch them, be with them, talk to them, get out from behind your desk, how do you get stuff done, who can help you get stuff done
#2 GET REAL
Really, are your people actually being real? Or saying something appropriate instead? What’s not working? No, really, what is not working?
#3 WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?
Do you know? Did you remember to tell your team? Have things changed recently?
#4 WHEN IS DONE, DONE?
What does the end look like? When is this task ticked off the to-do list?
#5 A BIT OF THANKS NEVER GOES AMISS
How do you say thank you? How do you show your appreciation? A pat on the back is all most of us need. A word of encouragement.
#6 GROW YOUR PEOPLE
No, don’t send them on a course...give them something to experience, then ask them questions about the experience.
#7 KNOW THYSELF
How do people react to you? Do you take over? Do you know your own weaknesses and strengths? Who brought out the best in you? What qualities did they have? Do you share any of those qualities?